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SARC Radio
Live online radio from the Sonic Arts Research Centre

SARC Radio is a brand new online radio station broadcasting from the basement of the Sonic Arts Research Centre - the home of experimental sound in Belfast. The station showcases the wide variety of work being produced by students and staff in Music, Sound Design, Audio, Media and Broadcast Production at Queen’s University Belfast. Get in touch:

SARC Radio Schedule
The ISSTA Listening Room
Sun 20.00-22.00

SARC Radio is excited to partner with the Irish Sound, Science and Technology Association to curate a weekly programme of sound art and music produced by artists from the ISSTA network.

Each week the ISSTA Listening Room draws from a pool of audio works by artists in the ISSTA network including the TIDES: An ISSTA Anthology release, as well as works submitted by artists including Aisling Davis, Alejandro Brianza, Bill Vine, Constantin Popp, Douglas Murray, SHOCC Project (Elaine Harrington & John Hough), Eoin Callery, Epa Fassianos, Fiona Sheil, Hollie Delahan, IRIDE PROJECT (Massimo Davi & Marco Pinotti with Monica Miuccio), Jez Riley French & Pheoberiley Law, Jimmy Behan, Katie O’Looney, Kevin Rooney, Laura Fitzpatrick, Matthew Whiteside, Melanie Frisoli, Michele Cheng, Mo Benison, Nikki Sheth, Ricardo de Armas, Rosa Park, Sarah Ellen Lundy, Sheena Graham-George, Shell Dooley, Stephen Roddy, Steve Ashby and Ulrich Mitzlaf.

If you would like to share your work on the ISSTA Listening Room, please contact

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Mon-Fri 11.00-13.00, 14.00-17.00

Soundscape, field recording and ambient sounds from the staff and students at SARC.

Mon-Fri 06.00-09.00, 17.00-19.00

Avant garde, electroacoustic and acousmatic music from the staff and students at SARC.

Mon-Fri 19.00-21.00

An energetic mix of live instruments, improvisation, electronics and experimentation from the staff and students at SARC.

Fri 09.00-11.00

A selection of original music from our song writing students.

Sat 06:00-Sun 02:00

On Saturdays we celebrate SARC alumni, sharing music from graduates and former staff who are making great music in Belfast and beyond.

Weekdays 22.00-02.00

Glitch, techno, beats and bass from the staff and students at SARC.

FRINGE TONES with Barry Cullen
Mon-Fri 21.00-22.00

Fringe Tones is a series of hour-long mixes produced by prolific noise-maker Barry Cullen.  With so many beats already taking up the airwaves, Fringe Tones is dedicated to the music without percussion.  The mixes blend music from a variety of genres, and some that rejects definition.  From commercial pop music and media archives, to field recordings and DIY sound cultures, you’ll hear traces of the recording sources on vinyl, tape and even some minidisc.  New, old, clean, dirty, minimal, maximal, rich and enrichening.

Barry Cullen’s PhD at SARC explores the development of electronic instruments.

Sun 06:00-20.00, Sun 22.00-Mon 02:00

On Sundays we reach outside the walls of SARC to share some legends of experimental, game changers and recommended listening.

Everyday 02.00-06.00

Ambient, chill, drone and silence from the staff and students at SARC.

A selection of shows we have Broadcast on SARC Radio in past Semesters

Wed 17.00, Fri 13.00

Broadcast Production students Aoife, Kai and Harry bring you a mix of student content, news, interviews, a little bit of fun and some music too! AHK Well, sure what else would you be at? 

Fortnightly Tues 17.00, Thus 13.00

Every fortnight, a team of PhD students from Queen’s University Belfast share the voices behind emerging research, addressing the topics affecting our culture and shining a light on the ideas that will shape the future.

Audio production by SARC PhD students Georgios Varoutsos, Isaac Gibson, Adam Pultz Melbye and Bihe Wen.

Fortnightly Tues 17.00, Thurs 13.00

The Seamus Heaney Centre at Queen's is home to some of the UK and Ireland's foremost poets, novelists, scriptwriters, and critics. Each episode features readings, performances, interviews, and coffee-drinking with staff, students, alumni and friends.  It is produced in a small back room of the Seamus Heaney Centre by Ian Sansom, Stephen Sexton, and Rachel Brown. With invaluable production and sound design from SARC alumni Chantal Ailsby, and Conor McCafferty, and student Toby James.

Tues 18.00, Thus 14.00

A podcast for female identifying musicians eager to start self-recording their music, hosted by Isobel Anderson (SARC graduate), and featuring fascinating guest episodes with women making music with technology.

Archive podcast slot Mon 19.00 February 2021

The untold stories of generations of Irish women who saw their American Dream become a nightmare presented by Elaine Farrell (Queen’s University Belfast) and Leanne McCormick (Ulster University) with Siobhán McSweeney (Derry Girls).  Featuring original music by Franziska Schroeder (SARC) and Caitriona Gribben (SARC graduate), and additional post-production by John D’Arcy (SARC).

Archive podcast slot Mon 19.00 March 2021

The Infinite City is a podcast about cities, telling stories of people and place, design and belonging, survival and celebration in Belfast and beyond.

The Infinite City was a project by PLACE, Northern Ireland's Built Environment Centre. It was produced by Rebekah McCabe and SARC graduate Conor McCafferty.